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Weekender: West Texas Eclipse

For sheer grandeur, few sights can beat a West Texas sunset. On May 20, though, the moon will heighten the…

Panther Cave: Rock Art in Danger

In the dramatically scenic canyon of the Lower Pecos River, where ancient limestone cliffs rise steeply above from the water’s…

Wings of Spring

Portraits of Migratory and Resident Birds in the Hill CountryBy E. Dan Klepper  Birding enthusiasts recognize the Texas Hill Country…

Four for Fall: 2011

The autumn landscape invites a closer look By Melissa GaskillMany a Texan can wax eloquent about the benefits of our…

Going to Ground: The western Edwards Plateau from underground

When temperatures soar in the western Edwards Plateau, there’s only one thing to do—go deep By E. Dan Klepper You’ll…

Wild Texans: A Look at Intriguing Creatures Across the State

See a beautiful collection of wildlife images in the March 2011 print edition.By Melissa GaskillThe deep-blue Texas sky sets off…

Four for Fall: 2010

Our picks for an awe-inspiring autumn showBy Melissa Gaskill I drove into Caprock Canyons State Park for the first time…

Whirring Dervishes: Hummingbirds

Texas is well known for its large concentrations of birds, butterflies, Mexican free-tailed bats, and more, and a lot of…

Dive In!: Balmorhea State Park

I first met the clear, bracing waters of Balmorhea’s swimming pool on a family vacation decades ago. Wading far into…

Dive In!

Under water, light behaves differently; colors sparkle, then fade. Sounds magnify and distort. Liquid cradles a body accustomed to mere…

Dive In!: Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Roughly 110 miles from Freeport, I plunged six feet down from the M/V Fling, into the Gulf of Mexico to…

Dive In!: South Padre Island

On a diving trip this spring, I explored a ship’s observation wing and swam along its starboard navigation deck, stopping…
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